Summer in Melbourne is now here, bringing longer daylight hours and some days of sweltering temperatures. With the increased temperatures and associated dander and pollens we are noticing larger numbers of patients presenting with allergies and sinusitis. There are also a lot more patients who have exhaustive and stress related conditions due to added workload and Christmas season indulgence! Make sure you take time to relax and enjoy the sunshine.
Reflexologist and Tai Chi for Good Health Instructor
We are pleased to announce that we now have a Reflexologist who will be available on certain days of the week.
Eva Tan has a Diploma in Reflexology and is a qualified Personal Trainer specialising in Tai Chi for Good Health programs. Eva has spent the last three years working with Suncoast Podiatry in Noosaville as well as having her own private clients. She is also a member of the Reflexology Association of Australia’s Research Group.
Some of the areas where reflexology can make a difference are:
- reducing high levels of stress, anxiety and depression
- breathing issues such as bronchitis and asthma
- osteo and rheumatoid arthritis and mobility of toes and feet
- balancing the nervous system
- poor circulation
- fluid retention
- boosting lymph function and helping detoxify the body
- relaxation pre, during and post maternity
- stiff shoulders
- digestive disorders
Reflexology is especially helpful in maintaining good general health by balancing all of the body’s systems.
Chinese Diet Therapy For Summer
Eva teaches the Tai Chi for Good Health Programs designed by Dr Paul Lam in Sydney, a GP who has worked extensively with specialists in Australia, China and America to develop Tai Chi programs for general good health, specific ailments, pain management, stress and depression. These programs are recognised world-wide and include - Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Osteoperosis, Tai Chi for Diabetes, Qi Gong and Beijing 24 Tai Chi. Eva has studied Tai Chi for over 20 years and been a Tai Chi for Good Health Instructor for over 10 years teaching in Community and Health Centres, Corporate and University Wellness Programs and Private Clients.
Summer is a Yang Season (Hot!). Chinese Medicine advocates eating for the season, so we are able to indulge in more cooling foods during this time. Foods that support the heart, cool the symptoms of the summer heat, nourish the kidneys and clear damp are recommended during this time.
Foods that are great to eat during summer according to Chinese Medicine theory include: Fresh Fish such as Snapper, Whiting or Flounder, Tofu, Green Leaves and Lettuce, Cherry Tomatoes, Celery, Zucchini, Squash, Cucumber, Mung Beans or Kidney Bean, Apricots, Peaches or Cantaloupe.